It actually does both, but mainly to keep the nose pointed downstream. In the parts of the river where the current is stronger, you can feel the tug.
The yellow rope connects to the rear of the sock and you use that to bring it in in case you want to move faster across the river.
I actually had it deployed while running through the strait at Willow Point where the current is strong and the waves are bigger. That was great because I then got to fish the edge of bluff as I passed by it. There's some good fish there, but you need to have control of the boat to fish it.
Originally Posted by hipster78
Cat, does your sea anchor slow down your drift or just keep the nose pointed downstream? Sorta looks like a driftsock. Nice to see a river post!